[Python-Dev] python/dist/src/Lib urllib.py,,

Reinhold Birkenfeld reinhold-birkenfeld-nospam at wolke7.net
Thu Sep 15 09:22:00 CEST 2005

Raymond Hettinger wrote:
> [Reinhold Birkenfeld]
>> This last patch includes a new exception, are you sure that this can
> be
>> safely backported?
> Not too worried about it.  Better to have the exception reported than
> the silent failure that confused the heck out of everyone who tried to
> figure-out what caused the OP's problem.
>> If so, the documentation changes must be backported, too.
> Maybe.  My thought is the new message is akin to an improved error
> message.  However, adding it to the Py2.4 docs suggests that you could
> catch and handle the exception, but that cannot be done portably across
> Py2.4 versions.  If you really feel the need, go ahead and add to the
> docs with \versionadded{2.4.2}.  My preference is to leave it be.

Makes sense. It'll be best to leave it be.


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